Indian Head Massage

… is a traditional Indian technique of treating the upper back, neck, shoulders, face and scalp, with the recipient remaining clothed. The techniques were originally developed by women who used oils, such as sesame, coconut and mustard oil to help keep the hair strong, lustrous and in beautiful condition. In India, a head massage is traditionally performed as part of the treatment given by barbers and masseurs and is commonly seen being performed on Street corners, markets and the beach. In Western Society, Indian Head Massage has been adopted to treat symptoms of stress and fatigue in the workplace. This form of treatment can be carried out on clients, fully clothed at their place of work in an office environment

How does it work ?

Indian Head Massage Works on both a physical and psychological level, the techniques used represent a de-stressing programme for the whole body. By massaging the head and shoulders, energies will become rebalanced and a general feeling of relaxation will be achieved . Indian Head Massage can improve blood flow to the head and neck, which increases the distribution of nutrients to encourage healing throughout the body.

What does a treatment involve?

Treatment is carried out to the upper back, across the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face, with the client remaining fully clothed and seated in an everyday chair. Because the treatment is non-invasive, it may be undertaken anywhere.

What are the benefits ?

The therapeutic effects of Indian Head Massage last long after the treatment is over. The short and long-term benefits are individual, varied and cumulative and can help to:

  • relieve eyestrain and headaches
  • improve concentration
  • relieve physical and mental fatigue
  • improve joint mobility
  • relieve stress and muscular tension

As well as being a relaxing encounter, it can also be an invigorating and refreshing experience. The recipient of the treatment will often report a ‘balanced’ feeling of peace and calm and will usually feel more alert and revitalised following a treatment Holistic Therapies such as Indian Head Massage aim to treat the whole person and not the symptoms of the disease. Indian Head Massage helps to restore a state of balance by relieving stress through the body’s natural healing process. Once the body is “in tune”, it is wise to have regular treatments to help maintain a state of balance.


head2Indian Head massage does not diagnose or cure, but promotes the mental and physical conditions necessary to foster positive good health and prevent ill health.

Treatments can be carried out at home or in the workplace in a convenient quiet location. The client remains clothed at all times, which makes the treatment an ideal solution for workplace attendance, and will give immediate relief from workday stress.